There’s a long list of reasons why a conference might be the best idea for your company, especially at the start of a new year. So we’re going to take a look at the top reasons for how to kick off the New Year and why to start the New Year with a Conference in 2019.
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Interaction & Bonding
You can gain a huge advantage when hosting a conference that’s just for you and your staff/team. Assuming you’ve found the ideal conference venue, this will act as the perfect retreat and will be much more valuable to your staff than simply holding a company meeting in the same old beat up board room with hopes to motivate your team.
As Einstein wisely said: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results” So if you’re looking for results, then change how you’re approaching the situation.
There is nothing quite like the bonding that can occur over the course of a 1 or 2 day conference.
Getting staff out of their ordinary office environment and away from the stresses of work will help them to relax so that they can enjoy team building exercises, bond with their colleagues and peers and most importantly – absorb all of the information on your agenda. Putting your staff in a great mind-frame, in a great environment is guaranteed to heighten their sense of well-being and loosen them up so they are ready to embrace any changes that are necessary.
Unity & Community
It’s a natural side effect of a conference for people to mingle, talk, network and get to know one another. If you want to go one step further and host a conference that includes people from outside of your organisation, let’s call them external guests, then you open yourself up to even more advantages. A gathering of like-minded people from the same industry with comparable goals can really help towards building a sense of community and belonging.
Whilst everyone is together, they are able to make some great connections and develop these connections far beyond the duration of your hosted conference. Hosting people within the same industry can help the many individuals all feel like they are working towards the same goal even if they are in direct competition with one another.
Staying ahead of the competition
People are sociable creatures. We all want to learn, meet other people and be first in line to hear about new product launches and developments. Hosting a conference early in the year helps you to get ahead of your competition because you can coherently plant key information into your work force’s collective mind and ensure everyone knows the goals to be achieved, the challenges that are going to be faced and the company wide strategy to achieve getting to where you’re focused.
They say ‘The early bird catches the worm’, and that rings true in business also – those who plan first, and research first are often the most successful and the first ones to enjoy the profit of a new product.
Education & Awareness
Training is of vital importance in today’s business world for any progressive company, and there is no more effective way to train your staff than at a company conference that you’re hosting. If an employee isn’t distracted by the everyday requirements of their occupation, they can give 100% of their attention to information that is being shared, meaning they are more likely to retain the information and absorb it properly.
A lot of successful conferences involve a motivational speaker or a high calibre sales & marketing trainer. A fresh and authentic presenter will create high levels of engagement and your staff will be captivated by the training from such a speaker.
Whether you’re launching a new product or a new company development, a conference is the perfect opportunity to do so. At a conference, you get the space and time needed to give an in-depth knowledge of your new product launch as well as generating hype and excitement amongst your peers.
A conference allows you to confidentially launch a new product internally to your own staff, the very people who will be pioneering and selling the product. This is a fantastic idea as all of your team members will leave the conference felling energised and optimistic about the new growth and expansion ahead, and they will have a solid understanding of how it brings value to your customer base and how it works and functions.
Then, launching your product externally outwards to clients will generate the additional buzz needed when focusing on the right circles, helping to really push your product out to the masses while you rest assured that your team can handle all of the enquiries that are about to come in.
We Bring your Conference to Life
If you’re pushed for time or dealing with the organisation and managing your own conference is too stressful, feel free to rely on us for all of your conference needs.
When you book a conference with us, this is what the process looks like:
- You make your enquiry and tell us what you want
- We find and source the ideal venue for you (including food & drinks, accommodation, private dining, audio and visual staging etc)
- We suggest and help you plan your conference energiser activities
- We arrange and recommend motivational speakers or similar during your event
- We recommend or arrange Team Building Activities to get the most out of your conference
- We discuss your dinner requirements and over dinner activity options with you
- Transportation – we sort out everything from coaches and taxis, to Donkeys and carrier Pigeons, to make sure everyone arrives safe and sound and on time.
- Merch & Branding: we discuss and supply your chosen selection of branded gifts and merchandise for the event.
- We offer full event management and deal with everything from doors open to when the doors close.
If you would like to discuss any of topics in this article, or use us to plan your dream conference event for 2019 – please do not hesitate to contact us on 0207 167 717 or email us on [email protected]